Catalpa Tree Family

The Catalpa tree family genus dates back to the Tertiary period and its fossil remains have been discovered in the rocks of Yellowstone river. This tree belongs to the Bignoniaceae vine family, and it often refereed with names like catawba, cigar tree or fish bait tree. In the South, Catalpa worms, the larvae of Catalpa Sphinx Moths are highly sought after by anglers as fish bait.

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American Catalpa Tree
American Catalpa Tree

Starting at $9.95
Zones: 4-10

Purple Catalpa Tree
Purple Catalpa Tree

Starting at $14.95
Zones: 5-9

Umbrella Catalpa Tree
Umbrella Catalpa Tree

Starting at $129.95
Zones: 6-10



These types of Catalpa trees are an excellent choice if fast growth is desired. Catalpa tree varieties can withstand city conditions while adding beauty to landscapes. Another great feature of the catalpa trees is its strong extensive root system can prevent soil erosion.

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